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Rural Studies Centre

Student riding horse in our indoor arena

UHI North, West and Hebrides is at the forefront of developing training programmes for Land Use subjects. We have built up a range of expertise and developed excellent relationships within the industry with estate owners, veterinary nurse practices and equine specialists. 

Students train at our state-of-the-art Rural Studies Centre - the only one of its kind in the North of Scotland. It was officially opened as an Equestrian Centre in July 2013 by Her Royal Highness Princess Ann in her official capacity as Chancellor of the University of the Highlands and Islands. It has since undertaken major works to house the veterinary nursing departmnet.

Expert facilities include: 

  • International sized outdoor and indoor arenas
  • Tack room and 20 purpose built loose boxes
  • 3 high specification classrooms and large video conference suite
  • Modern office suites
  • Custom veterinary nurse training area including; theatre, kennels, preparation room, isolation area and consultation room

Contact us

Call 01847 889000 or email thurso.nwh@uhi.ac.uk

How to find us

Get directions to our Rural Studies Centre - Dale Farm, Halkirk, KW12 6UW